UNIONS ARE constituted for the aim of collectively negotiating with employers over wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. Throughout their history, labor unions have been both perpetrators and challengers of corporate crimes. In his division of corporate crime into white-collar and occupational crimes, Clinard Marshall describes occupational crime as that “committed largely by individuals or small groups of individuals in connection with their occupations. It includes violations of the law by businessman, politicians, labor union leaders, lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, and employees who embezzle money from their employers or steal merchandise and tools.”

On the other hand, he also states that corporate crime is indicative of the power relations in our societies and that laws on such crime indicate the influence of big corporations ...

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